Visual Arts

Visual Arts

Exploring elements of art and inspiration to create and connect.

At Walker’s, 学生有创造的机会, present, connect, and respond to art through a variety of experiences and hands-on activities to communicate ideas and convey emotions.

Here, 学生探索广泛的媒体,包括绘画, painting, printmaking, sculpture, 3D design, textile arts, ceramics, 数码摄影, 和电影使用各种媒体, tools, 和技术. 

我们帮助学生培养分析的能力, interpret, and evaluate works of art and they learn how to make cross-curricular connections and understand how the arts are integral to daily life. Students learn to think critically and problem solve through hands-on experiences as they develop their innate creativity. 而重点是创造艺术, students also learn to articulate ideas using the language and vocabulary of art by integrating the Elements of Art and the Principles of Design. 

Students are provided with opportunities to display their artworks in and outside of the school in art exhibitions and competitions. Professional artists are invited to display their works in 我们的校园画廊 and teach master workshops to expand students’ visual knowledge. Students routinely visit local and regional art museums to expand their knowledge.

At a Glance

  • Art History
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • 数码摄影
  • 电影/录像及电影制作
  • 平面出版
  • Printmaking
  • 雕塑与3D设计
  • Studio Art
  • Ceramics
Studio art
3D Design

造纸、铸造工程, 纸板救援, paper dress, 救援画, papier mache, 书的艺术/解构在3D设计中被研究.


在这个多级课程中, 学生们接触到各种“枯燥的媒体”,” learning the necessary technical skills to communicate their ideas, while continuing to strengthen their knowledge of the elements and principles of design.


Students explore different “wet media” with processes such as transparent and opaque painting including watercolor, gouache, acrylic, and oil. Students discover the expressiveness of color and paint application techniques while learning color theory.


学生学习曝光的原则, 肖像摄影, 风景摄影, 微距摄影, 体育摄影, 食品摄影, 黑白摄影, 弱光摄影, 光绘, 以及其他20多个主题. (摄影:Jenessa Lu’21)


Ceramics provides an opportunity for students to develop a body of work that is both conceptually valid and reflective of their artistic style. Sculpture techniques, the science of glazing, and wheel skills are taught to all levels of students.

Studio Art

Studio Art is designed for students with a desire to learn about art or to continue evolving in their artistic pursuits. 学生在各种媒体上工作, tools, 和技术 through open-ended assignments that challenge and encourage creativity and originality.







委内瑞拉裔美国艺术家和教育家科瑞娜. 阿尔瓦雷斯德卢戈出生在委内瑞拉的巴伦西亚. 她在康涅狄格的乔特罗斯玛丽学院学习, had formal art training with Venezuelan painter and sculptor Luis Alvarez de Lugo, and earned a BFA in studio art with Honors and Distinction from Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, 同时抚养她的三个孩子. She received her MFA in Visual Arts at Lesley University in Cambridge, 麻萨诸塞州, 获得了斯特劳-莫斯奖学金.

Ms. Corina, 她的学生这样称呼她, has years of experience working in different media 和技术 that her students benefit from, 包括图纸, painting, mixed media, fiber art, printmaking, 三维设计、雕塑与安装. Her artwork has been shown in galleries and museums in South America, 加勒比海, 在美国, including the prestigious Salmagundi Club in New York City. Ms. Corina’s work has been published in numerous publications and has been featured on Spotlight on the Arts on 康涅狄格公共电视 (艾美奖提名作品). She has won awards from major organizations in Connecticut and New York, as well as an artist-in residency at the Vermont Studio Center with a Merit-based Grant. She was also a 2019 artist-in residency at RUC (Residency for Contemporary Artists) in the Italian Alps, EU.


Ben Barker


Ben Barker



本·巴克得了B.Sc. (Hons) in Environmental Sciences from the University of East Anglia in England and is a graduate of the Connecticut Film Industry Training Program from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT. Ben spent over 20 years in the environmental industry conducting laboratory analysis, mobile laboratory site investigations and indoor air quality studies. He is a State of CT Department of Health Services certified Environmental Laboratory Director. 在离开科学舞台之后, Ben pursued his life-long love of photography and film by working in locations management for film and television productions in New York City and Connecticut. He is also a seasoned and qualified soccer coach, having coached the game for 15 years. Over that period he has coached all youth ages from two to 18 years old.







Marissa, Simsbury本地人, joined the Walker’s community in the winter of 2011 after beginning her teaching career in the local public school system. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in studio art with a focus on Illustration from Jacksonville University, and her master’s degree in education from the University of Hartford. She holds certifications in both art education and elementary education. 玛丽莎在中学教视觉艺术. She also teaches ceramics with students ranging from beginner through advanced level three. Marissa is passionate about engaging girls in art by encouraging her students to explore how artistic creations are born through the solving of problems.

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